Touchdown Zone

Touchdown Zone

Three reports from the NTSB: Surveillance video revealed the Cessna Citation 550 touched down about 1,700 feet past the runway threshold of the 5,000-foot-long runway and that the thrust reversers were not deployed during the recorded portion of the landing roll. The airplane’s tires left over 1,300 feet of skid marks before it overran the Read More

Let’s Talk Fuel: Strategy and Tactics

Let’s Talk Fuel: Strategy and Tactics

From recent NTSB preliminary reports: A Piper PA46-310P was substantially damaged during a forced landing while on approach to Poughkeepsie, New York. The pilot and two passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane came to rest upright among trees and brush. The was no evidence of fuel, no fuel spillage, and Read More

Target Your Training

Target Your Training

  A friend of mine is a successful business owner who flies a number of airplanes, including a single-pilot Cessna Citation. I ran into him at a recent NBAA event, and of course, the conversation focused on flying. At one point, he said, “Someone should tell the FAA that the workload in a single-pilot turbine aircraft Read More

The Newest Bonanza and Baron

The Newest Bonanza and Baron

Photo Courtesy of Textron Aviation On a rainy Sun ‘n Fun morning, I met with Tina Walser of Textron Aviation communications and Alex Chisolm, a factory-direct Bonanza/Baron salesman based near Washington, D.C. We looked at the latest versions of the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and Baron G58 on display among the piston Cessnas, Caravans, King Airs Read More

The Takeoff Briefing

The Takeoff Briefing

Think for a moment about everything you need to know or watch out for as you take off. Begin to list everything, and you’ll soon find the list is very long. How many different things do you need to consider before taking off? How can you make certain you don’t miss anything? Everyone uses (or Read More